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#1 2008-05-03 13:37:30

galdor
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Registered: 2007-10-24
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Installer fails to install any package

Hi,

I'm trying to install Archlinux on a new computer, using the FTP ISO 2007.08-2 (i686). I partition the disk, select the packages, then the installer download them. When it tries to install them, I get the error message "missing package filelist" for each package. I tried 3 differents mirrors, and got the same errors.
I'm in trouble, since the computer must be usable sunday evening sad

Would anyone know how to fix this ? What did I do wrong ? I installed Archlinux on several other computers without any problem, but here i'm stuck.

Thank you.

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#2 2008-05-03 13:51:40

Allan
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Registered: 2007-06-09
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Re: Installer fails to install any package

I'd try using the CD install rather than the ftp install.  There probably is an actual solution to your problem but I can't think of it at the moment and the CD install has never failed me.

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#3 2008-05-03 15:20:09

galdor
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Re: Installer fails to install any package

I tried with the core cd and it worked.
Thank you!

(Anyway I'd be interested about knowing why the FTP install failed tongue)

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#4 2008-05-03 16:30:57

Allan
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Re: Installer fails to install any package

I believe it is to do with new packages not having an embedded FILELIST file.  New version of pacman generate this by itself.  The 2007-08 install CD has an old version of pacman which fails to deal with these.

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#5 2008-05-03 22:18:45

galdor
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Registered: 2007-10-24
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Re: Installer fails to install any package

Thank you for this information.
Archlinux ISOs should be updated, new users may be disturbed by this bug...

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#6 2008-06-20 17:22:45

bud
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Registered: 2006-07-12
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Re: Installer fails to install any package

This should really be fixed. Atleast remove the ftp install iso from all mirrors since it does not work!


Hello, I am normal!

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#7 2008-06-23 14:35:37

abstracity
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Registered: 2007-08-08
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Re: Installer fails to install any package

All you have to do is install a newer version of pacman:

   1. Edit /etc/pacman.d/core by moving a preferred mirror to the top of the list or typing in the URL of a new mirror at the top; then

   2. Run pacman -Sy pacman.

From there, you can continue the installation like normal.


Without error there can be no brilliancy. ― Emanuel Lasker

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